|Grischa Lichtenberger -- Die Wiederholung der Geschichte der amerikanischen Heimatlosigkeit - Grischa Lichtenberger|
My brother is a very thoughtful guy, so this album features a concept/linernotes-pdf as an exception to the rule. Very arty stuff, but first of all characterized by an incredibly direct and heavy sound oscillating between punching beats and digital harsh noise making your ears bleed and you (me at least) scream for more.
Keywords: digital; noise; digital noise; harsh; heavy; non-vocal; Grischa Lichtenberger; tokyo trauma
|Trixie Stalker -- 3 Beauties Cut Up - Trixie Stalker|
Some clikky, rough techno-tracks trying to find out how far vocals can be bent.
Keywords: techno; microhouse; tech-house; cut-up; David Lichtenberger; Trixie Stalker; tokyo trauma
|Technopanda Steinhagen - 5 Years Trauma - some tokyo trauma people (Philipp Heidemann, Thomas Herlth, Lars Hillebrand, David Lichtenberger, Rockoutfit, Stalker Sisters, Trixie Stalker)|
Today Tokyo Trauma gets five years old. Time to indulge in reminiscence a little. The Technopanda in Steinhagen near Bielefeld actually was my bedroom, which of course was packed with instruments and other noisy devices. The "Melody Ram" and the "What's Left"- ep had been produced there. Every friday after rockoutfit rehearsal Thomas needed a place to stay and so we spent like every friday night together...
Keywords: rock; electronica; glitch; indietronics; beats; vocal; nonvocal; Philipp Heidemann; Thomas Herlth; Lars Hillebrand; David Lichtenberger; rockoutfit; Stalker Sisters; Trixie Stalker; tokyo trauma
|Rockoutfit -- You Are What's Happening Baby (Demo) - Rockoutfit|
Rockoutfit started as a band (formerly famous as 125, rue montmarte) but we soon found out that we wanted to merge songwriting as a band and producing in terms of electronic music so we spent two years in rehearsal rooms and my bedroom studio never playing live. We ended up having this great demo (it is!) but heavily struggling with the effects of neglecting the rock-side of the band, so we kind of split (I think the band is in sleep-mode as of now) and I moved to Berlin.
Keywords: Indie; Indie-Rock; Rock; Indietronics; Philipp Heidemann; Thomas Herlth; Lars Hillebrand; David Lichtenberger; tokyo trauma
|Trixie Stalker -- Control Retreat Resign - Trixie Stalker|
This ep is about moments of crisis, the loss of control, the urge to retreat, and finally resigning to the circumstances. Musically the tracks are a lot straighter than those on the "3 Beauties Cut Up" (which was more an experiment in form) and of course much more emotional (to me at least). Although they all more or less focus on one topic they are products of very different times in my life. I tried to get them as equal sounding as possible, but maybe I failed...
Keywords: techno; dark; David Lichtenberger; Trixie Stalker; tokyo trauma
|Trixie Stalker -- Lonestar CS - Trixie Stalker|
Angry boy using computers. I really was pissed off at that time, I don't know how you feel this tracks but I can assure you this is personal.
Keywords: indietronics; electronic; songwriter; lofi; David Lichtenberger; Trixie Stalker; tokyo trauma
|What's Left -- Speedstar - What's Left|
During our recording sessions with rockoutfit Thomas one day ended up playing around with the piano-samples we had taken for "Disclaimer" and came up with this loop that later became "Speedstar". Though we were not thinking of maintaining What's Left at that time it just seemed to fit.
Keywords: electronica; chill; jazz; piano; indietronics; Thomas Herlth; David Lichtenberger; What's Left; tokyo trauma
|Brokk -- Live 28 May 2004 - Brokk|
Liveset I played in Berlin summer 2004 on the ooa-"Schlachtfest" (ooa.at). The owner of that bar switched off the power 4 or 5 times. It's sound is considered as digital metal so I can somehow understand him being disturbed (hehe) but you should crank it up. I especially recommend "will you carry my body" featuring Lars' vocals from the rockoutfit track.
Keywords: digital; noise; beats; heavy; David Lichtenberger; Brokk; tokyo trauma
|Trixie Stalker -- Melody Ram - Trixie Stalker|
This is where it all began. At some point somebody convinced me to make myself heard, so I spent a little fortune on pressing 100 records, sold them to my friends and I could tell everyone I had a label, haha. I still have some lying around somewhere. Listening to it now it obviously is old, but still touching, especially "You're The Only One...", be patient.
Keywords: electronic; electronica; lo-fi; non-vocal; Trixie Stalker; David Lichtenberger; tokyo trauma
|Constant -- Constant EP - Constant|
When Hendrik and I became friends I started to focus on digital sound again. We were first working on a liveset which then unfortunately left both of us unsatisfied so we started over and produced the constant ep.
Keywords: glitch; electronica; clicks-n-cuts; ambient; constant; Hendrik Lakeberg; David Lichtenberger; tokyo trauma
|What's Left -- What's Left EP - What's Left|
The first pieces of music Thomas and I did together, and the last vinyl release (of two overall) we could afford. I also found this remix of deckchair we made right afterwards.
Keywords: electronica; indietronics; guitar; pop; lo-fi pop; non-vocal; David Lichtenberger; Thomas Herlth; tokyo trauma